Carspring

Would you join the 1091 Manchester motorists choosing to buy their car online?

Press Release   •   Nov 30, 2016 15:01 GMT

Manchester, November 30th, 2016 - Online used car dealership, Carspring, officially launches in Manchester, enabling customers in Manchester to click online and get a used car delivered from their very own dedicated page.

The launch follows the start of a nationwide TV campaign that hit our screens this August. Pushing forward an easy and hassle-free method of buying a used car online, the new dedicated Manchester site emphasises the company’s integrated online offer of flexible finance, a 14-day money-back guarantee and doorstep delivery within the Greater Manchester region.

The company’s launch in Manchester reflects Carspring’s exponential development from a disruptive startup to a growth stage company in just a year. The online dealership is currently on track to sell 3,000 cars per year with that number doubling every few months. Through buying a used car with Carspring, each car buyer saves on average £1,000 vs. buying their used car elsewhere.

Co-founder at Carspring, Maximilian Vollenbroich sees the Manchester launch as an integral part of the company’s drive to bridge an e-commerce gap, yet to be dominated by a universally-known player:

“The Manchester launch is a big moment for everyone at Carspring. We’ve been operating across the UK on very much a beta basis. But, with the launch of our dedicated Manchester site, we’re showing the Rainy City that we’re here and it’s time for the old used car dealerships to up their game or get out of the fast lane.”

"Right across the board, every sector is going online. Old conversion barriers relating to issues around trust are being broken down, as e-commerce proves its salt as a convenient and trustworthy alternative."

"If I want a book delivered, I go on Amazon. If I want to get my groceries delivered, I go to Ocado. And now, with our official Manchester launch, we're opening up a genuine, online alternative to the people of England’s true second city to buy their car online.”

“So far, we’ve seen great success in London and the South East. But I can’t overstate how huge launching in Manchester is for us. It’s the cradle of the industrialised world. It’s the de facto capital of the North. And it’s a city that has always been at the forefront of embracing change. Plus, I’ve been a Stone Roses fan for pretty much as long as I can remember.”

Carspring’s launch follows other online ‘disrupters’, such as taxi app Uber’s, launch in the Manchester area.

It seems the shift online is one from which no market is immune, even when it comes to high-ticket purchases. And, as far as items on your shopping list go, buying a car is typically the second highest-value item you’ll purchase in your life after your home.

About Carspring

Founded in February 2015, Carspring is an online used car dealership, based in both London and Berlin. See more at: https://www.carspring.co.uk/manchester

Press Contact

Email: joe.newman@carspring.co.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 808 8294

Address: Carspring Ltd., 3rd Floor, 17 Hanover Square, W1S 1BN, Mayfair London, England